For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!

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Please note that the views expressed on the Friends of St Andrews Park web site are not necessarily those of the Friends of St Andrews Park group. We would advise contributors that any statements considered to be personal, offensive, defamatory or false are not acceptable and will be removed where appropriate.


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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on June 9, 2022 at 14:40 11 Comments

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the…


Scammer warning

Posted by Leroy Bogle on April 23, 2022 at 8:28 0 Comments

Received the email below which initially appeared to be from another "friend of St Andrews Park" but no user exists on the members search and it's a name often used for scams. There may have been a data breach or some bot just trawling through the member details?

Joseph Mclaughlin added a comment to your profile on Friends Of St Andrews Park ------------

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going…


MUGA Consulation

Posted by Anna Raphael on August 11, 2021 at 14:56 1 Comment

I've heard that there is a consultation about a MUGA area in the park. How can I find it and contribute? (I'm not on Facebook!)

membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on November 2, 2020 at 10:48 1 Comment

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Maris aka Stella  made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…


BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road

This Community Partnership is for the…


Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…

wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 1 Comment

  We have received the following message from Gemma Dando, BCC there is particularly disappointing news about the Head of Parks role. Three members of the BPF committee had taken part in the recent recruitment process.




Pesticides in Parks

Posted by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 2 Comments

During 2016 BCC conducted some trials of glyphosate-free maintenance of parks and open spaces.

St Andrews Park volunteered to trial no glyphosate treatment of the Spiral florals near the Leopold Road side of the park.

An interim report on the trial has been produced by BCC.

This is also a  …



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Latest Activity

A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 7.6.22

The minutes of the fospa mtg 7.6.22 are here.See More
Fo SAP left a comment for Anna Llewellyn
"Welcome to the website Anna. St Andrews park, the place to be for the best community, best trees and an excellent cup of coffee. We absolutely agree. "
Jun 20
Anna Llewellyn is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jun 20
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Posters on the Oak Cookie

We have put some posters of interest to the park and Britol on the Oak Cookie.
Jun 20
Fo SAP left a comment for Harry Mottram
"Welcome to the website Harry. Our newly erected Oak Cookie is meant to be a story of events in the park and locally in Bristol. I hope you get a chance to visit it soon."
Jun 15
Harry Mottram is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jun 15
Jo Corke commented on Alison Griffies's photo


"I saw them too - thanks for the alert."
Jun 13
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Mural restored June 2022

We are pleased to see the rural on the toilets thus restored
Jun 13
Alison Griffies posted a photo


Peacock butterfly caterpillars are eating the stinging nettles in the wildlife area. Hundreds of them! Seen today June 10th 2022
Jun 10
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsdletter 313 In this update:  Festival of Nature 2022 Your Park Team Days Training Opportunities New Meadow on Clifton Hill"
Jun 9
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 312 In this update:  Festival of Nature 2022 Your Park Training Opportunities Introducing Hayley Swift Funding Available New Path at Troopers Hill"
Jun 1
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 311 In this update:  Bristol WalkFest Castle Park and City Centre Consultation Valuing Parks Badock's Wood Gains Queen's Green Canopy Award  "
Jun 1

Wellington bomber memorial appeal - a fitting success

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the successful appeal.

The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.

This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.

The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.


Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found here

Video footage of the memorial service can be found here:


Bristol Parks Forum

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

Thanks to all those who signed the petition - Save Fay’s cafe


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